Category: Education and Youth

The Center for Women: Helping Women in Transition

The Center for Women: Helping Women in Transition

People’s lives often don’t follow a straight trajectory. For women in particular, the death of a spouse, a divorce, a separation, or the need to leave an abusive relationship can turn a woman’s life upside-down. A woman facing such a major change may need legal and financial help. She may have to enter the job market for the very first time. She may have never handled her financial affairs. She may have lost her health insurance that was provided through her spouse’s job. She may need to find a new place to live for the first time in decades. The Center for Women helps these women in their goal to obtain financial literacy and economic independence.

Time to Get a Summer Job!

Time to Get a Summer Job!

Interested in a summer job as a lifeguard? The Citiparks Aquatic Division is looking for you! They are still recruiting lifeguards for the 2014 summer season. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2014. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928. You can view more details on their recruitment flyer here.

Applications for the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program Now Available

Applications for the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program Now Available

Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Partnership, are pleased to announce the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) and the release of applications. This locally-funded summer employment program has the potential to employ over 500 youth workers, allowing the youth to gain valuable work experience, earn wages and contribute to Pittsburgh’s economic growth. The 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program is made possible through allocations by Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council. Current funding is around $1,300,000. Additional sources are still being sought.

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Children’s Health Care

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Children’s Health Care

In conjunction with meetings by the National League of Cities, Mayor William Peduto is addressing a meeting on Cities Expanding Children’s Access to Health Care. Excerpts of his remarks are below.

Interested in Pittsburgh Public School Finances? Attend a Community Meeting!

Interested in Pittsburgh Public School Finances? Attend a Community Meeting!

There’s been great interest in our school finances since Pittsburgh Public Schools issued their “Whole Child, Whole Community: Building a Bridge to the Pittsburgh Promise” report in December. Due to that interest, Pittsburgh Public Schools have been hosting community meetings to discuss the report..

Mayor Peduto Reminds Students to Apply for Public Education Task Force

Mayor Peduto Reminds Students to Apply for Public Education Task Force

City high school students, don’t miss your chance to tell Mayor Peduto what to do. The deadline is next week for Pittsburgh Public Schools high schoolers to apply for a spot on Mayor William Peduto’s task force on public education. The 21-member body will meet through the spring and summer to study and recommend ways to strengthen our public schools and surrounding communities, and issue a report at the start of the next school year. For more information on the task force, click here.

Become a Citiparks Lifeguard

Become a Citiparks Lifeguard

If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatics Division is looking for you. They are currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2014 summer season. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2014. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.

Something for Everyone: Dozens of Volunteer Opportunities!

Something for Everyone: Dozens of Volunteer Opportunities!

No matter where your interest lies, there’s a volunteer opportunity out there to match it. Pittsburgh Cares gathers dozens and dozens of volunteer opportunities from their regional nonprofit partners and lists them on their website. They make it easy for anyone to volunteer by allowing you to search by date through their calendar, or by keyword, or by proximity, or various other criteria.

Apply for an Organizing for Action Spring Fellowship

Apply for an Organizing for Action Spring Fellowship

Are you passionate about creating jobs and strengthening the middle class? Do you want to fix our broken immigration system? Will you fight climate change? Do you yearn to prevent gun violence? Do you want to get the facts out about ObamaCare? Will you work to protect women’s rights and ensure marriage equality? If advocating on behalf of progressive issues like these is where you heart lies, you have until January 12th to apply for an Organizing for Action Spring Fellowship.

Mayor-Elect Peduto Travels to Seattle to Attend Three Conferences

Mayor-Elect Peduto Travels to Seattle to Attend Three Conferences

In an effort to rebuild Pittsburgh’s presence on the national stage, Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto traveled to Seattle, Washington this week to participate in three major conferences addressing issues from education and public health to the future of urban libraries to the economic sustainability of cities. The Mayor-Elect traveled at the invitation of The Grable Foundation, The Sprout Fund, and The National League of Cities, the latter of which welcomed the City of Pittsburgh back as a member.